5 Fun Events to Check Out This Week in Vancouver (March 12 to 18)
A St. Paddy's run, throwback radio and throat-singing at its best.
March 12, 2018
Crown a Curry Champion
Tuesday, March 13
The ultimate showdown in deliciousness, the 5th annual Curry Cup is here. Top chefs from around the city (including Elizabeth Bryan from Dock Lunch and Andrea Carlson from Burdock and Co!) will throw down their take on a tasty curry dish. Tickets sales will benefit Project Chef, an organization that helps educate youth about healthy food.
When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St.
More info: Eventbrite
Shiver from Tales Told Over Radio
Wednesday, March 14
An intriguing mash up of genres, Phantom Signal is a horror comedy radio noir parody which features live music and spooky sound effects performed by Fringe Festival all stars. Feel a nostalgia for a time you never lived in as these performers deliver horror stories in an old-timey radio play format with ironic and modern-day plots.
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster
Cost: Pay what you can
More info: Facebook
Marvel at Art After-Hours
Friday, March 16
Imagine a trip to an art gallery where the art suddenly pops off the walls and starts playing music, performing experimental theatre and serving you drinks. That, in a nut shell, is FUSE the after-hours art and performance night at the Vancouver Art Gallery. This month’s theme is ranscendence/Destruction, blending tradition and futurity and features the bright and delightful exhibition The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg by Takashi Murakami.
When: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St
More info: VAG
Bask in The Magic That is Throat Singing
March 16 to 18
Eerie, otherworldly, badass… are all words to describe Juno award winner Tanya Tagak, an Inuit throat singer whose voice is LBAH. Joining her at the Chan Centre is Greenland mask dancer Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory for a very physical and powerful performance.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Chan Centre, 6265 Crescent Rd
Cost: $40 to $60
More info: The Chan
Run to a Saint Patrick’s Day Party
Go on a run for charity then party it up guilt-free for Saint Patrick’s day. BMO is hosting the St. Patrick’s Day 5K with proceeds benefitting Diabetes Canada. Afterwards, join the Granville Island Brewing Afterparty for green beer, DJs, good luck and more.
When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Stanley Park Pavillion
More info: St. Patrick’s Day 5k